All Too Hard sired another pair of 3yo winners last week and both fillies can sign off the season by doubling up in Sydney and Brisbane this month.

Rising to Group 1 level like All Too Hard’s BRC Stradbroke Hcp (1400m) winner Stefi Magnetica isn’t part of the equation at this stage but Emmadella and Cheerstothat are sure to make their way through the grades off their current winter preps.

Emmadella stormed home to notch her first city victory in a $120,000 Midway Hcp (1300m) at Rosehill last Saturday and it won’t be the last for the Prime Thoroughbreds filly who is trained by John Thompson.  “Our talented filly Emmadella well and truly deserved that win in her own dominant style,” Thompson posted on Facebook.  “She gives her all in everything she does and today was no exception!”

Thompson will nominate Emmadella for the postponed Group 3 Winx Stakes (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast this coming Sunday, July 14.  Prime Thoroughbreds managing owner Joe O’Neill was also upbeat at Rosehill.  “Congratulations to John and his staff for presenting Emmadella in terrific shape for an outstanding win and it was a great ride by Chad (Schofield).

“She was a $65,000 buy as a foal at the 2022 Gold Coast National Sale and has earned over $150,000 in her first ten starts.”  Parsons Creek owners Marc and Lindy de Stoop bred her using All Too Hard over Ambar (Snitzel) who is from a half-sister to MRC Chairman’s Hcp (Gr.3, 1200m) winner Nayeli (More Than Ready).

Cheerstothat was equally impressive winning the Martin Collins Maiden Plate (1000m) at Ballarat on Friday.  Facing the starter for the first time, she picked up when the chips were down in the straight to score by a half-length from the favourite Fright (Brazen Beau).

She also has a connection with Vinery Stud’s legendary shuttler.  All Too Hard sired her from More Than Ready’s Melbourne winner Champagne Ready who is owned by leading breeder Greg Perry.

Cheerstothat commanded $200,000 at the 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale at Riverside Stables from the Vinery Stud draft.  “I liked her from the outset and I have a feeling the family will keep developing,” Perry predicted after selling her to leading agent John Foote who was acting for Limerick Lane owner Gerry Ryan and trainer Lindsey Smith.

“I sent six mares to More Than Ready’s last book down here and his fillies are worth their weight in gold.”

Spokesman Pat Cannon reported the stable was really happy with the win.  “It’s great for Gerry and the gang.  Lindsey was confident Cheerstothat would go well and she’s a professional filly.  It’s hard to win first-up here and she will keep improving over longer distances.”

The All Too Hard – More Than Ready cross has generated 52 individual winners at a 71% strike-rate.  The best of them have been multiple Group 1 winners Wellington and Forbidden Love.

More Than Ready sired his 227th individual Stakes-winner in Perth on Saturday when Lynward Park homebred Petrouchka received a Group 1 ride from Willie Pike to win the Group 3 Belmont Oaks (2000m).

Petrouchka is one of four black-type winners from Twinkle Toes (Danehill) who is a close relation of Group 1 winner Maybe (Galileo) and her Group 1-winning son Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact).  The More Than Ready – Danehill cross has produced 114 individual winners at a 68% strike-rate and among them are prior WA Oaks winners Dreamaway (2011) and Moreish (2013).

All Too Hard stands for an unchanged $38,500 at Vinery Stud this year.  All service fees include GST for payment on a live foal.  For bookings or further information contact Adam, Harry, McKoy or Peter on (02) 6543 8333.

This year’s Vinery Open Days are on Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August.  Gates open at 8:30am and the stallions start parading at 9am.  Registration is essential so that we can cater correctly and avoid wastage. Register here or contact McKoy on (02) 6543 8333  or